What We Love
- A boutique stay in London's charming neighborhood of Little Venice, with breakfastFeeling regal among the Victorian-style room furnishings
- Reaching the peace of Regent’s Canal and Regent’s Park in minutes
- Satisfying your cravings for hearty English food in The Colonnade’s restaurant
What To Know
- Located just a minute's walk away from the Warwick Avenue tube station (with access to the Bakerloo Line)
- Depending on your room type, some lodgings can be cramped
- WiFi reception can be iffy
- You'll likely be greeted by the hotel cat upon arrival
In rather a grand building in charming Little Venice – a tranquil canal area in the West London – The Colonnade is a real gem of a boutique hotel, with opulent rooms decorated in rich crimson, deep greens and gold. Adding an even more regal touch, the hotel is just a short walk from the tree-lined Regent’s Canal and Regent’s Park, one of London’s most beautiful green spaces.
The rooms are dreamily filled with dark, antique wood furniture, gold-framed pictures of Grecian urns, elegant lampshades and dramatic thick curtains. The beds, some four-poster, are accordingly “wrapped” in Egyptian cotton. This is a place where you can expect to feel utterly pampered, Queen Victoria-style.
And, speaking of royal service, if you need any assistance maximizing your London stay, the concierge service is on hand to ensure your calendar is chock-full of theater trips, West End musicals and more.
How to Get There
The ‘delux’ double was on the top floor, via a narrow corridor, with little light and space. The room was dirty - a used glass and half-drank bottle left on the table. Dirt was caked into the aging carpet. Black hairs were left in the bath. The curtains didn’t close properly as one had come off the rails. The window due didn’t close fully, leaving the room drafty on a cold December night. The shower head fell off as I tried to use it. This hotel is like Fawlty Towers, except it’s not that funny if you are spending quite a lot of money on a ‘four star’ hotel.
This place is a fantastic London building in a great location near a tube and in the beautiful Warwick Avenue area. The hotel itself claims it carries a four star status but fails to deliver on that based on many other four star stays. It’s got a lot of potential with lovely big rooms but the place is just a bit shabby. Our room needed a clean, old furniture (very much in the style of the building) had stains, the shower was really poor and the mattress very soft, could feel the springs and generally uncomfortable. The breakfast was nice but more premier inn standard than a four star standard. If you like an experience of an old school London home then maybe you’ll like it but for us, it just didn’t justify the price tag it carries.
On the basis of the TA reviews we decided to cancel our booking so cannot comment on the hotel.
However, despite having a 30 minute cancellation window shown in red on the booking confirmation with booking agent Agoda we were unable to get a refund of our money as they claimed no such option exists.
On contacting the hotel they were not prepared to refund, even though the cancellation was two weeks from the date of the stay and referred us back to Agoda.
Beware of Advanced bookings!
Checked in this beautiful and cozy hotel with my 2 children and husband for few days get away , receptionist were very welcoming ,Beautiful room, location is amazing , we also tried the Persian food at the restaurant food was delicious , over all 5 star ⭐️ to this hotel I recommend this hotel to everyone
Stayed here for one night and it was absolutely awful. The room was dirty, drab and dated. I’ve attached pictures to prove the state of our room upon arrival. Dirt stains, mould, ripped towels and a blood stain on the wall are just some of the disgusting things that I actually had to pay an upgrade for due to there being no rooms available for my original booking. The two girls on the reception desk were rude, unhelpful and unwelcoming. I would strongly advise to stay well away even if there is a discounted offer to stay here.